WWII veteran dies at 90 after ’18th and final mission’ on touring B-17 WWII veteran dies at 90 after ’18th and final mission’ on touring B-17
Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” and its Irish Translator Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” and its Irish Translator
From Honorary US World War Two Soldier to Hollywood actor – Audie Murphy is Remembered From Honorary US World War Two Soldier to Hollywood actor – Audie Murphy is Remembered
Shot Down for the King Shot Down for the King
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Guest Blogger Geoff Moore: Bletchley Park certainly no picnic in the country

We also served! The words on a monument to the code breakers of World War II to be found at Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire in the UK. This once top-secret base or Station X was where at one stage towards the end of the war 10,000 people worked and some […]

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SONS OF LIBERTY

In advance of the new Revolutionary War themed mini series on the History Channel Phil Hodges swaps his Afrika Korps shorts and MP40 for a redcoat and a Brown Bess. But we still get the same old jokes… The long awaited History Channel mini-series Sons of Liberty will soon be […]

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THE GUNNERS OF AUGUST 1914 – Review by Wayne Osborne

“Here, in my view, lies the real story of the war.”  Says John Hutton of his book on p.vii of the Preface.  “First and foremost, it was an artillery war.” Well, you don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to work out that the artillery played a huge part in the […]

WORLDWIDE While stationed in Japan as part of the occupational forces, Bernskoetter took this picture of Sherman tanks in a parade on July 4, 1946. Courtesy of Norbert Bernskoetter

‘Army of occupation’ Army veteran shares story of service in the Pacific during WWII

By Jeremy P. Ämick Growing up on a farm in Taos, Mo., Norbert Bernskoetter rarely traveled any farther from home than an occasional trip to the state capital. Yet in 1944, with the war raging in the Pacific, he received a fierce introduction to the horrors of combat on a […]

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WWII veteran dies at 90 after ’18th and final mission’ on touring B-17
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WWII veteran dies at 90 after ’18th and final mission’ on touring B-17

World War II veteran Donald Gordon Camp passed away Monday, just 10 days after he completed what family members called his “18th and final mission” on a touring B-17 bomber.”He loved the flight. It seemed to renew his youth,” said his daughter, Gail Ballard, 58, of Ocala. Bruce Ballard, who […]

Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” and its Irish Translator
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Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” and its Irish Translator

This spring will mark 70 years since Hitler’s death.  However, his diatribe Mein Kampf (My Struggle) lives on. In fact, the copyright for the German language version of the book also expires this year.  What to do in light of the fact the book will now be available for publication […]

From Honorary US World War Two Soldier to Hollywood actor – Audie Murphy is Remembered
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From Honorary US World War Two Soldier to Hollywood actor – Audie Murphy is Remembered

On the 70th anniversary of World War Two, Audie Murphy’s story is unique and a tale worth remembering. Audie Murphy was a 19 year-old second Lieutenant fighting with US troops on the Western Front. Because of his actions in 1945 he was awarded the US military’s highest honor – the […]

Shot Down for the King
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Shot Down for the King

King George VI stood in the darkened “Starlights” caravan behind Squadron Leader Brown.  Together, they peered down at what seemed to be a fuzzy image on the radar’s cathode ray tube display.  From his position on the ground, Sqn/Ldr Brown relayed headings and altitudes directly to the Beaufighter R while […]

World War One Miners to be Commemorated
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World War One Miners to be Commemorated

160 miners who served during World War One are to be commemorated nearly 100 years after they fought and gave their lives for the war effort.  The miners are all from a mining village in Staffordshire, northern England. The memorial will be made from Portland stone and will be built […]

Sir Winston Churchill’s Great Speeches
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Sir Winston Churchill’s Great Speeches

On the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill’s death, he is most well-remembered for the great speeches he made during World War Two. He instilled pride in the British people and told them he would never give up the fight against the Nazi regime. Churchill’s speeches generated some of the […]

If Japan and Nazi Germany Won WWII…[A Look at The Man in the High Castle]
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If Japan and Nazi Germany Won WWII…[A Look at The Man in the High Castle]

If Japan and Nazi Germany won WWII, can you picture out what America would have looked like? Amazon Studios may actually have a new hit in their hands with the premiere of The Man in the High Castle. After all, the book-to-TV-screen adaptation produced by Ridley Scott has all the right elements […]

Right! So that’s how the M3 Grease gun works!
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Right! So that’s how the M3 Grease gun works!

The M3 submachine gun, also known as Grease gun, was developed as a cheaper war-time alternative to famous Thompson M1 and M1928 submachine guns.The basic requirements were set by US Ordnance Corps in February, 1941. The George Hyde and Frederick Sampson, working together at Inland Division ofgeneral Motors Corp developed […]

36 images of destroyed Panzers and Shermans
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36 images of destroyed Panzers and Shermans

Swords may be driven into ploughshares when they’ve finished their fighting, but tanks are often left to rust, in graveyards of military vehicles or on the battlefields where they fell. A collection of images from around the net.   Deserted German Panzer V Panther in Italy 1944. Most of These […]

Final goodbye to the Great Escaper: Funeral for Bernard Jordan, the D-Day veteran who broke out of his nursing home for 70th D-Day commemorations
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Final goodbye to the Great Escaper: Funeral for Bernard Jordan, the D-Day veteran who broke out of his nursing home for 70th D-Day commemorations

The funeral service for Bernard Jordan, the D-Day veteran who broke out of his care home for the 70-year commemorations, has been held today along with his wife’s – after she died just a week after him. Hundreds of mourners, including war veterans and RNLI members, packed St Michael and All […]